5 Star – Waterberg

If you have ever dreamed of growing up in the African Bush, then a stay at an exclusive bush
home will be magical.

Luxury bush homes, situated on their own private game reserve, are often booked on an
‘exclusive’ basis during school holidays to ensure a personal and flexible safari experience.
The reserves are home to a wide and diverse variety of wildlife, such as wilderbeest, white
rhino and giraffe, but not predators or elephants. Therefore, in addition to taking drives, you
can also explore on horseback or by foot, enabling you to experience much closer sightings.
Day trips to a ‘Big Five’ Reserve can be made for those not wishing to combine a stay here
with Madikwe.

In between game viewing, children can join in with the daily activities, from changing a tyre
to rounding up rhino, whilst adults relax with a good book or glass of wine.

Bushmen entered Waterberg around two thousand years ago. They produced rock paintings at Lapalala within the Waterberg, including depictions of rhinoceros and antelope. Early Iron Age settlers in Waterberg were Bantu, who had brought cattle to the region. This is an area where the heat is quenched and aching muscles soothed by the mineral baths of the myriad hot spring and the beauty which lies in its superb vistas, mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling bushveld hills, all rich in indigenous species of plant and animal life – including the ‘Big Five’.

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Ants Nest Bush Lodge 5*

Ant’s Nest is where it all began. Lying in a natural amphitheater the original homestead, with its wide verandahs, has a classic, relaxed, African atmosphere. Enjoy lovely views down the valley and be also surrounded by open plains where horses, rhino and other game frequently graze in extremely close proximity.…
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Ants Hill Bush Lodge 5*

Ant's Hill is situated in a private game reserve, on an escarpment looking out over the Waterberg Plateau in the Limpopo Province affording guests the most stunning views. In the mid 1990’s Ant and Tessa renovated an old ranch house, which became Ant’s Nest and, in 2003, built Ant’s Hill…
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